The NFLPA has released their annual sales rankings of officially licensed player merchandise, and three Pittsburgh Steelers are in the top 50.
Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt was the 12th-highest grossing player in the league form March 1, 2021 through Feb. 28, 2022. He was the highest-ranked among all defensive players.
Running back Najee Harris clocked in at 22nd in the rankings. Harris had the fourth-most sales league-wide at his position.
The third Steelers to claim a spot in the rankings was recently-retired quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who was 45th. There was no word on whether his game-used jersey from his final game that is on display at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio counts toward his sales total.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady was the top selling player in the league, while Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes and Buffalo’s Josh Allen finished second and third, respectively.
Ten of the top eleven players in the rankings were quarterbacks.
The rankings are determined by online and retail sales figures reported by official NFLPA licensees, including Fanatics, Nike, Fathead and FOCO. There are numerous licensed products that count towards the rankings, including jerseys, trading cards, other apparel, wall decals, collectibles and framed photos.
The 2022 NFL Draft rookies will begin to enter the process soon. The Steelers have already been taking order for the No. 8 jerseys of new quarterback Kenny Pickett, and now that the rest of the rookie class has had their uniform numbers assigned, they can begin doing the same for the rest of the group, as well.